Press: Shift

Davis Merwin last week took his doctor's advice, resigned as publisher of the Minneapolis Star, prepared to go on a long holiday in the tropics beginning with a Caribbean cruise. Since June 1935, when Des Moines's Brothers John & Gardner Cowles Jr. paid $1,000,000 for the Star and hired their intimate friend Dave Merwin to run it, the Star's weak 80,000 circulation has been pushed to 135,000. Previously publisher of the strong little Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph which has been in his family 101 years, Dave Merwin made a place for the Star in Minneapolis largely by pointing his editorial finger at...

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